Definition of Indirectly

1. Adverb. Not in a forthright manner. "He answered very indirectly"

Antonyms: Directly
Partainyms: Indirect

Definition of Indirectly

1. adv. In an direct manner; not in a straight line or course; not in express terms; obliquely; not by direct means; hence, unfairly; wrongly.

Definition of Indirectly

1. Adverb. In an indirect manner. ¹

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Definition of Indirectly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indirectly

indirect quotations
indirect rays
indirect reacting bilirubin
indirect request
indirect retainer
indirect retention
indirect speech
indirect tax
indirect technique
indirect transfusion
indirect transmission
indirect vision
indirectly (current term)
indiscernibility of identicals

Literary usage of Indirectly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"Surveyor and Auditor of the public accounts, before he acts as such, shall take an oath " That he will not directly or indirectly receive any fee or reward, ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"in one form or another, the validity of the letters patent alleged to be infringed, and frequently involve, directly or indirectly, the same inquiry in ..."

3. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"Distance of sounds recogni: only indirectly. Unfamiliar sounds difficult to locate. Visual sp;i and optical illusions. Effects of practice. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... is the perfection of this universe, not of any universe: metaphysical evil, that ΓΌ to say, and indirectly, moral evil as well, is included in the design ..."

5. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1908)
"In fact, I know of thirty-four insects in the clover field that get a living, either directly or indirectly, off this clover louse. ..."

6. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"Nearly all our harder words come to us directly or indirectly from Latin and Greek roots. The main purpose of this work is to provide for those who either ..."

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